Man and Boy

Roundabout Roundup: Week of August 8, 2011

Posted on: August 12th, 2011 by Roundabout


Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale to Star in The Road to Mecca on Broadway - August 9, 2011

"Tony winners Rosemary Harris and Jim Dale will star in the Broadway premiere of Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca, along with Broadway vet Carla Gugino. The Roundabout Theatre Company production, directed by Gordon Edelstein, will begin previews on December 16 and open officially on January 17, 2012 at the American Airlines Theatre." -

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Meet the Cast of Man and Boy - August 10, 2011

(Top Row L-R) Actors Allison Jean White, John Hickok, Virginia Kull, Brian Hutchinson, Zach Grenier, Michael Siberry, Vayu O'Donnell and Francesca Faridany (bottom row L-R) Maria Aitken, Frank Langella and Adam Driver; Photo Credit: Walter McBride,

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Broadway star and Roundabout Alum, Jane White, has Died - August 8, 2011

"Jane White, who played Queen Aggravain in the original Broadway production of Once Upon a Mattress, died in New York City of cancer on July 24, according to The New York Times. She was 88. She made her final Broadway appearance as Solange Lafitte in the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2001 production of Follies." -

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Full Cast Announced for Man and Boy

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 by Roundabout


We are pleased to announce the full cast joining star and three-time Tony Award® winner Frank Langella as “Gregor Antonescu” in Terence Rattigan’s drama Man and Boy, directed by Maria Aitken.

The cast will also feature Adam Driver as “Basil Anthony”, Francesca Faridany as “Countess Antonescu”, Zach Grenier as “Mark Herries”, Brian Hutchison as “David Beeston”, Virginia Kull as “Carol Penn”, Michael Siberry as “Sven Johnson”.

It is great to have so many familiar faces back at Roundabout. Adam and Michael were last on stage at the American Airlines earlier this season in Mrs. Warren’s Profession, and Michael is currently playing in Death Takes a Holiday. Zach was last seen alongside Frank in A Man for All Seasons. Brian was last with us in Mr. Marmalade and Virginia in Old Acquaintance. We are also pleased to welcome Francesca to the Roundabout family. Francesca appeared most recently in The New York Idea with the Atlantic Theater Company and last year in The 39 Steps.

As part of the centennial celebration of English playwright Terence Rattigan, Man and Boy will begin previews on September 9th and opens officially on October 9, 2011 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.  This will be a limited engagement through November 27, 2011.

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Q&A with Todd Haimes: Man and Boy

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 by Todd Haimes


Q: Why did you select Man and Boy for Roundabout audiences?

A: The plays of Terence Rattigan have always been favorites of mine. I’ve been very interested in showing our audience one of his lesser-known dramas. We did a beautiful revival of The Deep Blue Sea in 1998, and Roundabout also produced his plays The Browning Version and The Winslow Boy in the early 1980s, before my time here. I’ve read and seen so much of Rattigan’s work, but I only got to know Man and Boy fairly recently. It struck me right away as the perfect choice. Somehow, this play from 1963 seems incredibly prescient – there are events in the story that could have been taken straight from the headlines any day in the past few years, and I think our audience will find that relevance both surprising and exciting. But even more importantly, this play has what I love so much about Rattigan’s writing: he writes well-made plays with characters who possess wonderfully deep emotional lives. It’s what sets him apart from his contemporaries. Winston Churchill actually once called Rattigan “a master of understatement,” and I couldn’t agree more. There’s a meaningful quiet in these plays, and I love how different that makes them from some of the classics we’ve revived lately. And with Frank Langella’s extraordinary talent to lend a deft hand to the lead character, it became clear that this was the right moment to embark on this production. Our audience has been seeing Shaw, Coward, and Wilde – all writers known for their dazzling wit and love of wordplay. To me, it’s exciting to venture over to the other end of the spectrum, where the dialogue is more sparing but no less beautiful in its own very different way.

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